Proto-1 Manufacturing LLC

New Technology for the Tube and Pipe Industry

At Proto-1 we are Building Partnerships and Offering New Manufacturing Technology for Tube and Pipe Fabricators. In today's competitive market it is important to stay ahead with the latest technology. Proto-1 offers cutting edge products that increase your productivity and profit. Our products are leading the way in tube cutoff, after bend, tube end forming and tube deburring. We can also design custom machines that can meet your needs. Let Us Help Automate and Improve your Manufacturing Process with Quality Proto-1 Tube Forming Machines.

10 Tower Road
P.O. Box 399
Winneconne, WI 54986

Phone: 920-582-4491
Fax: 920-582-4492

www.proto1mfg.com

Sales Contact
Pat Arens - Account Manager
sales@proto1mfg.com
920-582-4491

Recent Content on TheFabricator for Proto-1 Manufacturing LLC

Article
January 10, 2012
Fabrication automation
Need help dealing with the skilled worker shortage? Eric Lundin, editor of TPJ-The Tube & Pipe Journal, interviewed several automated equipment manufacturers for their perspectives on automation for tube and pipe fabrication.
Article
April 26, 2010
Notching options
While most fabricators could probably name three methods for notching tube, they actually have six choices. Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of each is the first step in selecting one.
Article
July 20, 2009
Making a 20-degree Marman bead
Two forming methods can make a bead for an airtight seal on a metal tube: rotary (spin) forming and progressive ram forming. Each has advantages and disadvantages in bead profile, cycle time, amount of wall thinning, and so on.
Article
July 10, 2003
Do you use checking jigs and fixtures?
How do you check tube fabrications to ensure they meet quality standards? Do you ship parts without checking them and hope that the next time the phone rings it isn't a prelude to a tirade from a disgruntled customer? Or do you check finished parts only to realize that your scrap rate is too high and wish you had checked them at earlier stages of the manufacturing process?
Article
June 12, 2003
Waste not, want not
Any manufacturing process that goes awry can result in waste in many forms, both obvious and hidden. A simple project in which tube is cut, bent, formed, and welded can result in large amounts of wasted money and time if one of the processes goes wrong.
Article
April 24, 2003
Coating fabricating tooling
Tube fabricators all over the country are starting to see some major benefits from new coating technology. Many coatings-both those that are time-proven and new ones just hitting the market-can provide many benefits for many tube fabrication processes, including extended tooling life, better finished parts, and less stress on machinery.
Article
February 27, 2003
Does your tube travel more than you do?
The level of technology used these days in the tube and pipe fabrication industry varies quite a bit in terms of age. Some of it is a bit antiquated, to put it kindly. Many tube fabrication shops use equipment that is more than 50 years old.

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